The Program in Human Biology is seeking a full-time Communications and Outreach Officer to provide a full range of support including alumni communications and program events as well as support to the Director of the Program. Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Communications and Outreach Officer plays a leading role in the development and implementation of outreach initiatives for the Program.
The Communications and Outreach Officer serves as a key member of the Program team working directly with current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and donors with minimal supervision. Projects will include writing donor stewardship reports, drafting letters on behalf of senior leaders, and creating a broad range of outreach materials such as newsletters, website copy, and event announcements, using social media where applicable. There may also be opportunities to assist in developing video and online projects. This position therefore requires versatile communication skills and facility across platforms in order to reach various audiences most effectively.
In support of the Program and the director, the Communications and Outreach Officer will take the lead in planning events for current students, faculty, and alumni and will assist the director in scheduling meetings with large groups of individuals across the University.
The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, organized, customer-service oriented person who will feel confident upholding policy, implementing and improving current processes, and tracking the many details related to Communication and Outreach for the Program. We seek someone with strong communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills as well as solid judgment.
The Program in Human Biology was established in 1971 and currently has a registered alumni base of ~8,000 from diverse backgrounds. In 2021 the Program will be celebrating its 50thJubilee. We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the Apply for Job button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
Be responsible for communications to diverse components of the Human Biology community.
Develop contacts and maintain relationships with alumni, faculty, students, staff, and vendors.
Develop and implement a range of alumni events, programs, and services.
Coordinate operational and logistical planning of alumni events, activities, outreach efforts, and event registration.
Produce reports to evaluate performance of alumni programs and services.
Recruit faculty and volunteers to facilitate their participation in alumni programs and events.
Recruit and oversee student workers and temporary/casual workers.
- Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated skills at building collaborative relationships with internal colleagues and customers.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
Excellent customer service skills.
Strong project management skills and the ability to manage complex timelines and multiple projects.
Computer proficiency and the ability to learn new systems.
Certifications and Licenses:
Valid California Non-commercial Class Driver's License.
Constantly perform desk-based tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, sit.
Occasionally grasp forcefully, use a telephone, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.
Ability to obtain and maintain a California Non-commercial Class license.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Occasional work on evenings and weekends.
May work outdoors.
Some local or domestic travel.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.
Job Classification Title: Alumni Relations Officer 1 JCC: 3481 Grade: F Exempt, 100%FTE Continuing Position. Continuing or Fixed Term
Location: School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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